pleas of the crown

English & Scots law : the pleas or actions of which the crown formerly claimed exclusive jurisdiction as affecting the king's peace
Scots law : the judicial proceedings involving murder, rape, robbery, and willful fire-raising
English law : all criminal actions or proceedings

Word History


translation of Medieval Latin placita coronae

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“Pleas of the crown.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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